Welcome to the blogosphere, Mark Waid — hope you survive the experience!*
Somehow I forgot to note that Mark Waid, writer extraordinaire and editor in chief of BOOM! Studios, started blogging a month ago over at Kung Fu Monkey while John Rogers takes the break afforded him from Blue Beetle to exec producing Leverage over at TNT, which is a hoot and a half. He’s been talking about the writing process for comics, and how it differs from novels and screenplays, and it’s well worth your time.
However, I have to point out something he wrote in his first post:
Remember, though, I’m new at this form of communication, so be gentle with m–
Goddamn it, somebody already threw something.
And John refuses to let me put up the chicken wire.
and then this week:
I worry that I’ve apparently not yet said much worth arguing over. How does anyone post two thousand words about anything on the internet and not get flamed by someone?
Mark obviously is new to blogtopia (yes! Skippy coined that phrase!) and hence is not aware of all internet traditions, but one does not welcome someone to blogging with flames and brickbats. No, we welcome them by finding embarassing items from past jobs and posting them– like this piece from the DC Comics office bulletin board of twenty years ago:
Of course, you have to be careful with sort of thing, because Mark could still have a copy of my Thunderbolt proposal from back then. (I’ve seen his collection. The man saves everything.) So we’ll keep the escalation low. But if anybody has copies of Kits 1 and 2, let me know.
* Yes, I know I owe Chris Claremont a nickel for the headline. Good thing ah’m invulnerable when ah’m blasting.